Palin Camp Expects Rollins Retraction

June 8th, 2011 at 2:41 pm | 24 Comments |

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“Politico” reports:

Sarah Palin’s chief of staff blasted Michele Bachmann strategist Ed Rollins today after Rollins criticized the former Alaska governor and suggested to POLITICO that his candidate would benefit by comparison to her

“Beltway political strategist Ed Rollins has a long, long track record of taking high profile jobs and promptly sticking his foot in his mouth,” said Sarah PAC chief of staff Michael Glassner in an emailed statement. “To no one’s surprise he has done it again, while also fueling a contrived narrative about the presidential race by the mainstream media. One would expect that his woodshed moment is coming and that a retraction will be issued soon.”

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  • Saladdin

    Wouldn’t be holding my breath.

  • hisgirlfriday

    Woodshed moment? Grow up, Glassner.

  • PracticalGirl

    A retraction of a suggestion? Very, very odd expectations. They would have been better off sticking only to their lamestream, gotcha media whine…Rollins, after all, was a CNN contributor. Instead, they make their own suggestion- a spanking?

  • gobsmacked

    Typical middle school tactic: “take it back!” but I wouldn’t expect anything more from Palin and her minions. Does no one take the high road in her camp?

  • CentristNYer

    At last the wingnut food fight begins. (How does one determine which one to root for?)

  • Xclamation

    One would expect that his woodshed moment is coming and that a retraction will be issued soon.”

    One would be wrong.

  • politicalfan


    They appeal to the same base besides the strong dedicated Palin fans who will write her name in for President regardless.

  • lillyluminatus

    Time to add Margaret Thatcher and Ed Rollins to Palin’s ever-expanding enemies list.

  • IntelliWriter

    I think he should double-down and say what everyone is really thinking: Palin is a dim-witted, know-nothing quitter who should just go back to Alaska and leave everyone in peace already.

  • Diomedes

    I’m surprised Palin didn’t ask him to ‘refudiate’ his comments.

  • WaStateUrbanGOPer

    Wow. Mr. Glassner seems to have few doubts about being taken seriously by the big boys, no?

    What, pray tell, has Michael Glassner ever done– what has he accomplished in politics or public life?– to justify declaiming in such a manner to a man who has, among other things, helped to elect a woman governor of one of our country’s most populated states (NJ), and not only once but TWICE? (And let us not forget that both of those races were highly competitive, with Christie Whitman not declared the winner until the wee hours of the morning in both ’93 and ’97.)

    Oh, and as a bonus for Rollins: his trophy candidate, Mrs. Whitman, served out both of her terms. How, I wonder, does Glassner respond to this? I suppose something like this: “Cognitive…breakdown…does not compute…wait!…wait!…Sarah resigned on behalf…of all Alaskans…wait, no…lamestream media…she promotes Common Sense Constitutional Conservatism… on behalf of all Americans!”

    But seriously, there’s really no point in Ed Rollins responding to Glassner’s childish nonsense because, what with the complete segregation from reality of Palin and the Palinbots, even a totally unanswerable response by Rollins will be met by them with a fanatical certainty that they are nevertheless in the right. But no matter. Rollins really wouldn’t be doing Mrs. Bachmann any favors by engaging Palin and her cult worshippers in a public relations spat. He should take a page from Mitt Romney’s playbook, and just ignore them. Normal discourse with a clinically deranged evangelical woman (and those who think she’s the second coming of Queen Esther) is a downright impossibility.

  • wileedog

    “At last the wingnut food fight begins.”

    The best part of this whole election could be Sarah starting to take shots from other Republicans, publicly on the national stage, and not being able to hide behind her usual excuses of lamestream media gotchya questions.

    Hopefully Rollins is just setting the table for what’s to come.

  • jakester

    hey at least Bachmann still has a real job.

  • Frumplestiltskin

    WaStateUrbanGOPer, actually, Christie Todd Whitman left office early to serve in the Bush administration (when the President calls you should serve), but she certainly would have finished her term otherwise. Whitman was appointed by President George W. Bush as Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, taking office on January 31, 2001, being that the Governor is off year she still had one year left.

  • anniemargret

    What I dislike most about Palin is that she has been playing the role of ‘Big Tease.’ From her glorious first moment at the ’08 convention to the present, she has done or said nothing but spew out trite barbs from the safety cocoon of Fox News or Twitter. Her fans never demanded any more from her other than snarky snotty insults and precious little else.

    It has been identity politics from the get-go with Palin and the primary reason she left her governorship. That she was ‘hounded’ out of office or any other absurdity has now been completely laid to bare. She left because of power and money and entitlement and star status. Even her kids were used for brownie points, despite her nonsensical “Mama Grizzly’ sham.

    She has been teasing everyone with this “I might run to be Prez but I’m not ready to tell you’ moment for three and one half years now.

    I personally want to see some Republicans either make her put out or shut up. If she wants to be taken seriously, then she needs to start acting seriously, saying serious, being serious. It’ gotten really tiresome to see her on the news 24/7 with nothing remotely important to say.

  • armstp

    “If I owned a horse, I would grab a bright lantern and ride through north Scottsdale tomorrow night, yelling ‘Sarah Palin is coming! Sarah Palin is coming!’” – R.D. Rose, a Phoenix resident writing into The Arizona Republic.

    Don’t forget to fire those guns and ring those bells!

  • Cole

    Rollins is the first Republican to finally show some spine and verbalize the truth.
    Too bad he stopped where he did.
    She’s bat guano crazy.
    Republicans are playing with fire by meekly tolerating Palin’s antics .
    She’s a constant distraction and her negativity and daily drama
    has already begun to poison
    the primaries and as it will the general election.
    If enough Republicans begin to ignore her or go Rollins on her , maybe she’ll just go away.
    We can only hope.

  • anniemargret


    She will not go away. Palin thinks she is St. Joan. She envisions herself as apple pie/Old Glory/ God & Guns and the American Way riding on a white stallion yelling, “The Americans are coming! The Americans are coming!”

    She truly believes the USA needs her. This is what happens when everyone in your life just keeps on saying on how wonderful you are, and how important everything you ever say is. “St. Joan” needs a humility lesson somewhere in her life.

    Yes, too bad Rollins stopped there. Like Limbaugh, criticism that might offend the ‘base’ is more important than principle.